Join Us on the Middle Run Trails at Liberty Reservoir for An Easy Side of Moderate 4 Mile Trek!
"An anomaly: despite this hike’s location at Liberty Reservoir, it rarely offers views of the reservoir itself. Nevertheless, it’s arguably the prettiest and most diverse hike in the Liberty Reservoir watershed. The trail splits almost immediately; a fishermen’s path to the right heads downhill toward the water, and the main trail, a wide fire road, continues straight. If you want to spend a little while by the water, take the cut down to the edge of the reservoir."
We break down into groups no larger than 15 hikers per leader/sweep team for a more enjoyable experience for all of us and is better for the environment. Large groups really take away from the hiking experience. This also allows us to offer a variety of hike paces and for this particular hike you have 2 to choose from which allows us to be put together with those of a similar pace. Paces should be not only based on your preference but also ability needs to be taken into consideration.
Pace Option 1: A "walk in the woods" or "social" pace which is great for those who want to soak up the nature and will be about 2.0mph.
Pace Option 2: A moderate pace of about 2.5mph (pace of an average hiker).
PLEASE put your pace preference in your RSVP so we can plan accordingly
Length: 3.7 total miles
Elevation Gain: 570 feet
Trail Type: Loop
Skill Level:Easy Side of Moderate
Local Maps:USGS Finksburg
We hike rain or shine. Click here to see an up to the minute forecast for where we will be hiking.
There are 2 carpools for this hike!
Baltimore Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the Baltimore metro area, meet at Savage Station. Click here for directions to Savage Station. Use the comment section to discuss carpooling with other members.
DC Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the metro DC area, meetup at the Centerville Park and Ride. Click here for information and directions to the Centerville location. Use the comment section to discuss carpooling with other members.
If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations such as the DC area, please post your location in the comment section below. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment - by just offering a ride!
Directions to the Trailhead
Click Here for Detailed Directions to where we meet for the hike.
Please remember we are a social hiking group that values fellowship and camaraderie and practice good hike etiquette. We take breaks as necessary and have at least one guide in the front in addition to a "sweeper" in the back which means that no hiker is left behind. If you get upset because someone has to rest at the top of a hill etc. then find another group! We are very supportive, encouraging, and focus on safety while getting or staying fit on the trail and practicing Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.
Hike is at 10:00 a.m.
Carpool meetup time from Savage Station is 9:00 a.m.
Carpool meetup time at Centerville Park and Ride is 8:45 a.m.
Fido is Welcome on this Hike!
Let's have good times and see you there!